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The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends) [Paperback]

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Pages   132
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.6" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Age  9-12
ISBN  0312380038  
EAN  9780312380038  

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Chester the cricket arrives at a Times Square newsstand where he makes friends with a boy, a cat, and a mouse.

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Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City--the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow. He'd be there still if he hadn't followed the entrancing aroma of liverwurst right into someone's picnic basket. Now, like any tourist in the city, he wants to look around. And he could not have found two better guides--and friends--than Tucker and Harry. The trio have many adventures--from taking in the sights and sounds of Broadway to escaping a smoky fire.
Chester makes a third friend, too. It is a boy, Mario, who rescues Chester from a dusty corner of the subway station and brings him to live in the safety of his parents' newsstand. He hopes at first to keep Chester as a pet, but Mario soon understands that the cricket is more than that. Because Chester has a hidden talent and no one--not even Chester himself--realizes that the little country cricket may just be able to teach even the toughest New Yorkers a thing or two. "The Cricket in Times Square" is a 1961 Newbery Honor Book.

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George Selden (1929-1989) wrote not only the adventures of Chester, Harry, Tucker, and their friends but also The Genie of Sutton Place, which was one of School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year.

Garth Williams (1912-1996) illustrated all of George Selden's Chester Cricket books. His other distinguished work includes Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and the Little House books.

George Selden lived in the state of New York. George Selden was born in 1929 and died in 1989.

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Cricket In Times Square - Trip Down Memory Lane  May 15, 2010
While reading books for the Revisit Your Childhood Favorites Reading challenge I chose George Selden's "A Cricket In Times Square." In it we meet Chester the Cricket, who 3 days ago was safely enjoying a picnic lunch in Connecticut, but now finds himself in the strange & wonderful world of New York City. Discovered by Mario, the son of a newsstand owner, he soon befriends Tucker Mouse & Harry Cat. Feeling out of place at first, he soon discovers a hidden talent that brings notoriety to himself as well as Mario's family. Along the way he has several adventures, including a fire, a Chinese dinner, and eating money (quite by mistake!). This trip down memory lane was a quick read, and it's easy to see why this is a Newberry Honor book.
Loved it!  Apr 5, 2010
This was my favorite book while growing up. I read hundreds of books while I was younger but still read this one several times. I would love to go back and read it again.
great book  Feb 1, 2010
I bought this book for my 9year old for Christmas remembering how much I had liked it when I was young. Although he is an excellent reader it is sometimes hard to get him to actually sit down and read. When he first opened the gift he seemed genuinely disappointed to see that it was a book and not a video game, but once he started reading it took him little time to finish it on his own. Not only that, he has asked me to get another book from the series.
Cricket In Times Square Review  Dec 21, 2009
We are fourth graders and we liked the book Cricket in Times Square. It has many surprises and is very heartwarming. We recommend this book for people who like fantasy books and talking animals because there are lots of them. In the book there is a cricket that comes to Times Square and tries to help an almost bankrupt newsstand. He meets friends along the way that also help him. Read this book to find out if the newsstand goes bankrupt. Enjoy!
Great children's classic!  Aug 1, 2009
Great children's classic! I read it to my niece and nephew over a couple of weeks, reading a chapter or two in the evenings. My nephew is 8 and my niece is 5. This is the first long book that has held both of their interests, and they eagerly looked forward to each session. My niece would often ask during the day if we'd be reading "the cricket book" that night.

Believe it or not, I had never read THE CRICKET IN TIMES SQUARE before, and I found myself reading ahead after the kids went to sleep because I just had to find out what happened! And why not? This is a charming story full of adventure, friendships, and whimsy. I don't think anything I say would improve on the abundance of accolades showered on this book through the decades since it was first published in 1960. All I'm going to do is give it a big thumbs up and encourage anyone who hasn't read it, to do so -- with or without a kid at your side! It's thoroughly enjoyable!


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